Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

Republic of Korea provides vital funds to help WFP tackle impact of locust outbreak

SEOUL/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received US$ 3 million from the Republic of Korea to help address the impacts of the desert locust outbreak in East Africa. The donation will provide a much-needed boost to

Ethiopia: Impact of COVID-19 on Humanitarian Response, As of 31 May 2020

As of May 2020, there are a total of 66 operational partners supporting the delivery of humanitarian response in Ethiopia, spread out over 88 zones and 614 woredas. Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Ethiopia, and subsequent prevention and containment

Electric vehicles set to roar in Ethiopia soon

ADDIS ABABA, Marathon Motor Engineering, a local automotive firm, said that electric cars would be roaring in the capital sooner than later as it has finalized its preparation to assemble 36 ultramodern, cost-effective and environment-friendly electric vehicles in daily operation.

Sudan rejects Ethiopian proposal on filling, operation of Nile dam

KHARTOUM, Sudan announced its rejection of an Ethiopian proposal regarding the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry in a statement. Sudan rejected the Ethiopian proposal as it stipulates that

US Donates 250 ventilators to Ethiopia in Response to COVID-19

Addis Abeba The U.S. government has donated a shipment of 250 state-of-the-art ventilators and other critical care equipment to assist Ethiopia with its response to COVID-19. US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor handed over the donation to Minister of Health,

Commission Utilizing 4 Billion Birr to Improve Access to Potable Water, Sanitation

Addis Ababa,   Water Development Commission has reportedly allocated four billion Birr budget this Ethiopian fiscal year to improve access to clean water. Water Development Commissioner, Beshah Mogessie told ENA that the commission will utilize the budget to improve access

Association Calls for Mechanization of Oilseed Crops

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia’s untapped oilseed crop production requires mechanized agriculture in order to sustainably increase export volume and foreign currency earnings from the sub-sector, according to Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Exporters Association. Association General Manager, Assefa Yohannes told ENA that

Floods Displace 32,000 in Afar Regional State

Addis Ababa,  Afar Regional State Disaster Prevention and Food Security Program Coordination Office disclosed that 32,000 persons have been displaced due to overflow of Awash River. Early Warning and Emergency Response Director, Aydahis Yasin said the over flooding occurred in